Pastor Adeboye's Son Dare Reportedly Dies at 42

Pastor Dare Adeboye, the son of popular Nigerian preacher Enoch Adeboye, has died at 42. He was the third surviving child of the revered pastor. 

On Thursday, May 6, 2021, revered Nigerian pastor and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Worldwide, Enoch Adeboye, lost his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye. 

Dare, Pastor Enoch Adeboye's third surviving son, died in his sleep on Wednesday at 42. He died in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, in Southern Nigeria, where he was based with his family. 

Enoch Adeboye, prays into the New Year during the crossover watch night church service at the Redemption Camp on Lagos Ibadan highway on Janauary 1, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

Enoch Adeboye, prays into the New Year during the crossover watch night church service at the Redemption Camp on Lagos Ibadan highway on Janauary 1, 2014. | Photo: Getty Images

Dare was the Assistant Pastor in charge of RCCG's Region (Youth) 35 in Akwa Ibom and ministered to the congregation the previous day. 

His death is shocking because he was neither sick nor exhibiting any signs of malaise before the incident. Sources revealed that pastors were summoned to pray for him, but he could not be brought back from the dead. 

RCCG's Head of Media and Public Relations, Pastor Olaitan Olubiyi, also confirmed Dare's death. He said he died in Eket, where he was based. 

Olubiyi further said that he does not have more details to give at the moment but that the church would issue a statement before the end of today. 

Dare would have turned 43 next month. On his 42nd birthday celebration last year, his father paid tribute to him via a post on social media.

Enoch Adeboye described Dare as his first miracle child and prayed for God to keep his miraculous working power in his son's life. 

The revered cleric further prayed that those in need of miracles would use Dare as a point of contact for their own and expressed love for him. 

Besides being a pastor and a family man, he was also a life coach, visionary leader, bridge-builder, and motivator, with close ties to the youths. 

He was one of RCCG's influential pastors and was popularly known as "Pastor Dee." Before settling in Akwa Ibom, Dare held posts in the church with evangelical missions in England, Abuja, Kaduna, Niger, Benue and other states in Nigeria. 

The deceased pastor was married to Mrs. Temiloluwa Adeboye and shared children with her. May his soul rest in peace. 

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